Golden Eagles topple Lamar Community College ahead of final regular season game

Landon Taliaferro scores the layup against North Platte Community College on Jan. 27.

The Laramie County Community College men’s basketball team brought its overall record to 17-12 with a victory over Lamar Community College 89-85 on Feb. 21.

Sophomore guard Landon Taliaferro led the offensive attack for the Golden Eagles with 25 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc. Freshman guard Zaire Mateen and sophomore guard Da’Zhon Wyche added  22 and 23 points, respectively. Sophomore guard Elijah Oliver also scored in double-digits with 13 points and six rebounds.

The Runnin’ Lopes were led by sophomore guard Richard Caldwell, who had 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and six assists. Sophomore guard Jack Peck added 18 points, while sophomore guards Justin Holliday and Logan Longo scored 12 and 14 points coming off the bench.

The Golden Eagles lost to the Runnin’ Lopes at home earlier this season 96-87.

LCCC has its last game of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 24, against Otero Junior College. The Golden Eagles beat the Rattlers earlier this season 96-88.

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